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Angela Christiano, Ph.D., has studied alopecia for decades.
August 29, 2019

Close to home: NIH researcher and alopecia patient seeks a cure

Angela Christiano, Ph.D., is not a typical researcher. Dr. Christiano studies a hair loss disease called alopecia areata. She...

Alopecia Areata
August 26, 2019

Notes from the field: What we know about screen time so far

NIH's Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) study wants to know what—if any—impact screen time, among many other factors, has...

Screen Time

August 26, 2019

What is all that screen time doing to your child’s brain?

Here's a surefire conversation starter: Tell a group of parents that you're studying whether too much screen time...

Screen Time
August 21, 2019

From virus to vaccine: Studying measles immunity

The measles mumps rubella (MMR) vaccine is one of the most effective around. It is 97% effective against the viruses when...


August 20, 2019

What is community immunity?

In 2000, measles had all but stopped spreading in the U.S. That's because vaccination rates were high enough to...

Francis McMahon, M.D., helps oversee bipolar disorder research at NIH.
August 09, 2019

Large families may hold answers to bipolar disorder

Researchers are looking to certain U.S. states, including Ohio and Pennsylvania, to better understand bipolar disorder—a mental illness that...

Bipolar Disorder

Skin cancer cells
April 05, 2019

Researching melanoma at NIH: What’s new?

More than 1 million people in the U.S. live with melanoma, a type of skin cancer. While there is no...

Skin Cancer, Cancer
Penny A. Asbell, M.D., suggests going to an eye doctor if self-treatment for dry eye doesn't work.
April 04, 2019

What the latest science says about omega-3 for dry eye

Penny A. Asbell, M.D., led a study to see if omega-3 fatty acid supplements really help dry eye. The...

Dry Eye

D.C. resident Deborah Nix, left, helps lead a walking program with NIH.
April 04, 2019

NIH study tracks exercise with mobile apps to improve heart health

Tiffany Powell-Wiley, M.D., M.P.H., is dedicated to making Americans healthier. She focuses on research related to heart...

Carol Feghali-Bostwick, Ph.D. (left) and John Varga, M.D. (right) work with NIH on scleroderma research.
January 13, 2019

What’s new on the horizon for scleroderma?

There may not be a cure yet, but many scleroderma experts are optimistic about ongoing research into new treatments. We...


January 13, 2019

5 things to know if you have scleroderma

Maureen Mayes, M.D., is the founder and director of the Scleroderma Clinical and Research Program at the University of...

NIH Director Francis Collins, M.D., Ph.D., is working across NIH to address the opioid crisis.
January 13, 2019

Fighting the opioid crisis: NIH HEAL initiative takes on addiction and pain management

More than 115 Americans die from opioid overdose every day. That's four times higher than the number of opioid overdose...


January 10, 2019

Supporting rare disease research at NIH

Tiina K. Urv, Ph.D., leads the Rare Diseases Clinical Research Network, part of NIH’s Office of Rare Diseases Research....

Rare Diseases
Andrea L. Gropman, M.D. researches urea cycle disorders with funding from NIH. She works at Children’s National Health System in the Washington, D.C. area.
January 10, 2019

What is it like to research a rare disease?

Andrea L. Gropman, M.D., studies rare diseases with support from NIH and the Rare Diseases Clinical Research Network. She...

Rare Diseases

Steven Rosenberg, M.D., Ph.D., in his lab at the National Cancer Institute.
January 09, 2019

Using your own immune system to fight cancer

For more than 30 years, Steven A. Rosenberg, M.D., Ph.D., has pioneered the development of immunotherapies and gene therapies...

Cancer Immunotherapy
Diana Bianchi, M.D., is working with a team to address issues associated with neonatal opioid withdrawal syndrome
January 07, 2019

Acting now to help newborns with opioid withdrawal

At the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), Director Diana Bianchi, M.D., is...


Louis DePaolo, Ph.D., leads infertility research support at NICHD.
September 14, 2018

NIH research looks around the world for clues to polycystic ovary syndrome

Iceland may be key to helping us understand how and why women get polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Researchers, with support...

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
David C. Goff Jr., M.D., Ph.D. is director of the division of cardiovascular sciences at NHLBI.
July 12, 2018

Updated blood pressure guidelines: Lifestyle changes are key

Nearly 86 million people in the U.S. have high blood pressure. (Blood pressure over 140/90 is traditionally defined as high blood...

Blood Pressure

John O'Shea, M.D., is the scientific director at the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases.
July 11, 2018

Treating rheumatoid arthritis: Search for a cure

Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is a tricky disease. No one knows what causes it, but while there isn't yet a...

Rheumatoid Arthritis
Dorry Segev, M.D., Ph.D., pictured at right, is working on multiple NIH-funded studies on organ transplantation.
July 11, 2018

Improving organ donation for all

Dorry Segev, M.D., Ph.D., is a leader in the field of organ transplantation. The Johns Hopkins University surgeon...

Kidney Transplant